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  • #31
    I gotta be honest.

    I'm very underwhelmed by our O-Line options. I hope players will step up.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by MaxV View Post
      I gotta be honest.

      I'm very underwhelmed by our O-Line options. I hope players will step up.
      So am I. We know what we're going to get with CJ, Saturday, and Diem. And in recent years that hasn't been much. I expect a bit of improvement from Devan since he'll have a full offseason and multiple games under his belt. There is some hope that McClendon is a pleasant surprise. Overall there just isn't much to get excited about.

      What do you guys think about Bob Sanders' chances? I am still taking the wait-and-see approach and I expect he'll probably miss some significant time, but he's been a lot more available to the media and a lot more vocal, and of course he is also out there practicing instead of in the training room. This is kind of a contract year for him since his salary goes way up after this year. So it's put up or shut up time. If he can play even at 90% of where he was in 2007 the Colts defense could be pretty exciting this year.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by killxswitch View Post
        So am I. We know what we're going to get with CJ, Saturday, and Diem. And in recent years that hasn't been much. I expect a bit of improvement from Devan since he'll have a full offseason and multiple games under his belt. There is some hope that McClendon is a pleasant surprise. Overall there just isn't much to get excited about.
        According to a number of pundets DeVan isn't currently penciled in for the starting job. According to some the current starters are Pollak at Right Guard and Ugoh at Left Guard.
        Originally posted by George Carlin

        In Football the object is for the Field General to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the Defence by hitting his Receivers with deadly accuracy, in spite of the Blitz, even if he has to use the Shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack which punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy’s Defensive Line.

        In Baseball the object is to go home and be safe.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Seamus2602 View Post
          According to a number of pundets DeVan isn't currently penciled in for the starting job. According to some the current starters are Pollak at Right Guard and Ugoh at Left Guard.
          I don't buy it. We'll see though.

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          • #35
            I renamed this thread.

            It might as well be our pre-season thread.

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            • #36
              Mediocre article with some interesting quotes from Ugoh: http://tribstar.com/sports/x20647398...er-he-s-needed

              He obviously didn't like Mudd and likes Metzelaars more. He is also apparently taking quote lessons from Dwight Freeney. "At the end of the day..."

              Caldwell's comments were typical Colts coachspeak. He learned it well from Dungy. He did say he's still waiting for Ugoh to play up to his potential and that if he did that he'd be helping the team.

              Caldwell also likes the heat and thinks it will help down the road.

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              • #37
                McClendon has been working as the backup center in training camp, a position he's never played before. Bobzilla has to play the bulk of the year or I think he'll be cut at the end of the year. On D, Bullitt, Bethea, and Bob have all been on the field at the same time, sounds like Bullitt might play more as a nickel back this year if Bob can stay healthy. Sounds like the Colts want the best players on the field.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by RagingColt View Post
                  McClendon has been working as the backup center in training camp, a position he's never played before. Bobzilla has to play the bulk of the year or I think he'll be cut at the end of the year. On D, Bullitt, Bethea, and Bob have all been on the field at the same time, sounds like Bullitt might play more as a nickel back this year if Bob can stay healthy. Sounds like the Colts want the best players on the field.
                  Dimeback maybe, and nickel if one of the starting 3 CBs gets hurt. But I doubt he'd play in Lacey's place as the CB3. I like Bullit but he is not a corner.

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                  • #39
                    CJ is hurt apparently. No word as to how serious. Linkenbach has been 1st team LT in his spot and hasn't look good.

                    It really sounds like O-Line is BY FAR our biggest weakness.

                    Everywhere else, various players have apparently been impressive.

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                    • #40
                      http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...f=twitter_feed

                      INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indianapolis police have arrested Colts defensive lineman John Gill after finding him passed out in a ditch on the side of a road about 4 a.m. Sunday.
                      In the police report, Officer Ricardo Flores Jr. says he called out to Gill, who tried to stand up, but couldn't and kept falling over. Flores says he eventually leaned Gill against his police car to keep him from falling.
                      Uh oh for Gill...

                      XBox 360 Gamertag: Bunj1986

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                      • #41
                        He wasn't going to make the team anyway.

                        I am much more concerned about CJ.

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                        • #42
                          Ugh! Now Saturday is having cleanup knee surgery. Great timing on that one guys, good job.

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                          • #43
                            Oh man, I REALLY hope our O-Line surprises us and plays well this season.

                            As of right now, it doesn't look good.

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                            • #44
                              LT is what I worry more

                              I am more confident that with the plethora of guys that can play center and guard that we may be able to get by without Saturday for a game or two at the beginning of the season but LT, not so sure. Even paid grownups respond to different coaches differently, let us hope that is the case with Ugoh and he does not play like he played against Kyle Vanden Bosch in the first Titans game last year, which was real bad. CJ, it would have been his second full year at LT and normally LTs improve with time, Tarik Glenn was never that good till he had a few years under his belt even though he was a top 20 pick. Eldridge, I repeat, could not have been drafted in a more appropriate year. At worst, we will be confined, despite our WR depth, to play more 2 TE formations, to enable Eldridge to help Ugoh with both pass and run blocking on Manning's left, and Addai can pick up the extra blitzer, if there is one from the middle or right. I think we can make it work if CJ were to miss some extended time.

                              If CJ, Saturday and Diem were all healthy, it would have given us a big boost for working on cohesion as the year went on but I guess cohesion will have to wait. I feel Richard will fill in for Saturday just fine or if Pollak goes back to his college position of center, Richard will still do fine at LG. Richard did fine filling in for Saturday as center briefly in 2008 and then was starting to do better replacing an injured Lilja in 2008 as guard and then Lilja got his job back since he did know the offense better. I like Richard's toughness more than Pollak or DeVan, IMO and with another year under his belt, I think he won't disappoint.

                              Maybe, it will be a year like 2008, where we start slow; maybe not as slow since Manning is healthy and so are his bursa sacs :-), more like 6-2 instead of 4-4 the first 8 games in 2008 before the brutal November stretch.

                              Besides, this is the best D-line I have seen in the Manning era with Moala having a terrific camp backing up Mookie and Muir. Then Chick and Hughes backing up Freeney and Mathis, our D-line rotation finally has as much quality as quantity and I expect them to win us a few games early in the season till our O and O-line get gelling.
                              Last edited by chad72; 08-12-2010, 09:03 PM.

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                              • #45
                                Here are some impressions from the first preseason game:

                                Offense

                                - Manning looked good, as expected.
                                - The top WRs that played all looked good, including Gonzo. I think he had a dropped pass but overall he ran routes well and looked healthy.
                                - Tamme and especially the rookie Eldridge looked good. He looked like a guard running routes. Good hands too.
                                - The OL looked awful. I am very concerned about it this year and disappointed in the lack of improvement.
                                - Painter... awful again. Brandestater looked a little better but not good.
                                - Blair White might be the WR5 this year.
                                - Addai is still the #1 back for sure. Brown got outplayed by Mike Hart.

                                Defense

                                - DL looked decent. With Freeney in and when Hughes gets up to speed they should be beastly. QBs will fall early and often.
                                - Muir and AJ looked like your average NFL DTs which is fine. Moala seemed improved but still has a ways to go.
                                - LBs should be fine but Wheeler didn't show the improvement that I expected given some of the comments from coaches and players in camp.
                                - I am kind of excited about the secondary. I feel good about corner depth and we have 3 healthy starter-caliber safeties, two of which are Pro Bowlers. Jerraud Powers had a great pick and return, he was excellent as a rookie and I think he will be the CB1 eventually.

                                STs

                                - McAfee is a boomer. He was a good draft pick.
                                - Too bad about Silva, he played hard on kick and punt coverage.
                                - Brandon James is fast enough, I'd like to see him more on returns before declaring him anything. And I don't know if he brings enough to the table as a WR to make he team.

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